The Girl From the Savoy

The Girl from The Savoy: A Novel - Hazel Gaynor

Hazel Gaynor has yet to write a book that I haven't enjoyed and this book is no exception. This book takes place in London after WWI and follows three characters (Dolly, Loretta, and Teddy). Dolly, the main character of the book is a new maid at the Savoy Hotel. She dreams of one day becoming a star, like Loretta. Teddy is the man she had been in love with since she was a child until the war ends up breaking them apart.


I ended up liking all of the characters and didn't like reading one person's point of view more than the others. Both Dolly and Loretta have some secrets and tragedies from their past that affect how they currently are. Teddy was extremely affected by the war and I loved getting to read about what happened between him and Dolly.


This book did seem to be a bit long as Dolly doesn't start working with Loretta and her brother until halfway through the book. I personally would have cut out some of the parts with Mr. Snyder.  I really did enjoy some of the twists that happened and really enjoyed reading about what happened in Dolly and Loretta's pasts. There was a bit of a build-up to the reveal of what had happened and I thought it was going to be something worse than it was.


I once again look forward to reading more from Hazel Gaynor. I have received this book from a Librarything Early Reviewers giveaway and my review is not affected by that.